By Timothy C. Urdan
This book presents statistical concepts and techniques in simple, everyday language. It provides short, simple descriptions and explanations of a number of statistics or concepts. Part 1 provides a brief description of the statistic, including how it is used and what information it provides. Part 2 reviews how it works, how to calculate the formula, the strengths and weaknesses of the technique, and the conditions needed for its use. Part 3 concludes with an example that uses and interprets the statistic. A glossary of terms and symbols is also included. This brief paperback is an ideal supplement for statistics, research methods, or any course that uses statistics, or as a handy reference tool to refresh one's memory about key concepts. The actual research examples are from a variety of fields, including psychology and education.